Ozothamnus hybrid ‘Magic Marmalade’ – Rice Flower


Magic Marmalade is a hardy and useful plant for general landscaping and the flowers are great for cut flowers. It has prolific red-bronze buds which open to orange heads which age to lemon, creating a delightful colour effect. It flowers in winter to spring. Frost and drought tolerant once established, and suits sunny to lightly shaded positions. Pruning after each flower flush will encourage further flowering. It is a hybrid of Ozothamnus diotophyllus and Ozothamnus diosmifolius.


Scientific Name:Ozothamnus hybrid
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Any
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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